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Henry E. Stamm, IV, PhD is the Owner of Eastwoods, As of March, 2015, Eastwoods is the official owner of the ProQOL. Eastwoods will continue to strive to make the ProQOL available to the international community. He is a retired history professor. He held posts at Idaho State University, Dartmouth College, University of Alaska Anchorage and SUNY--Oswego.  He holds the Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, an M.A. from Appalachian State University and a B.A. from Rice University.  He is the author of People of the Wind River:  The Eastern Shoshones, 1825-1900 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999), as well as several articles and a website on Shoshone art hosted by the Wind River Historical Center of Dubois, Wyoming. He is continuing his research on the people of the Wind River with additional research on the Shoshone & Bannock people of Fort Hall. In addition to working on a sequel to his first book, another current project focuses on viewing cultural transformation of the Eastern Shoshones through the lenses of their material culture and art. Past presentations and publications have emphasized the historical context of understanding cultural and generational trauma among indigenous peoples.
Beth Hudnall Stamm, PhD
was the developer of the ProQOL served as the and served as the director of ProQOL.org until her retirement in 2012. Beth holds degrees from Appalachian State University (BS, MA) and University of Wyoming (Ph.D.). She is a retired professor and researcher in the field of traumatic stress. Before retirement, she held positions Idaho State University, the VA National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dartmouth Medical School as well as at the University of Alaska Anchorage and SUNY-Oswego. She was recognized by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for “fundamental contributions to the international public understanding of trauma.” and by the American Psychological Association as one of the “outstanding psychologists of this generation.” Beth was a contributor to the development of the U.S. Army Medical Department “Provider Resiliency Training” program which uses the ProQOL as a major component of the program. She specializes in traumatic stress, cultural trauma, and secondary traumatic stress. Her work is used in over 30 countries and diverse fields including health care, bioterrorism and disaster responding, news media, and the military


Craig Higson-Smith, MA, has a Masters Degree in Research Psychology from the University of Natal. He is the Research Director of the Center for Victims of Torture. He has worked in the fields of violence prevention, peace-making and trauma care for more than twenty years. During this time he was a founder and director of the Sinani Programme for Survivors of Violence in KwaZulu-Natal, a founder member and regular trainer for the South African Institute for Traumatic Stress (SAITS), and the chairperson of the South African Network of Trauma Service Providers: Themba Lesizwe. In addition to regular presentations at international conference, Higson-Smith has written or edited several books, book chapters and academic articles in the field of traumatic stress. Currently he provides technical and organizational support to torture prevention and rehabilitation programmes in South Africa, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Sudan, and Cambodia.  His particular professional interests lie in cultural trauma, community intervention, and torture prevention and rehabilitation.


Amy C. Hudnall, MA
is a Lecturer in the History and Women's Studies Departments at Appalachian State University. She teaches courses on peace and conflict. She has presented and published on captivity trauma, human rights, secondary trauma, cultural relativism, and cross-cultural conflict. She received her M.A. in history at Appalachian State University and also studied at the Bayerische Julius-Maximilian-Universität in Germany. She is the president of Horse Helpers, Inc., a regional equine rescue.

Neill F. Piland, DrPH is Research Professor and Director of the Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health.  Prior to coming to ISU he was Director of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Center for Research and Director of New Mexico’s Lovelace Institute for Health and Population Research. A Health Economist and Health Services Researcher, he received his Doctorate in Health Services Administration from UCLA and also holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and in Economics from UCLA and UC Davis respectively. He has been Principal Investigator for more than thirty major research and demonstration projects including evaluation of the quality of care in Arizona’s Medicaid managed care experiment (AHCCCS); the Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT) site:  and the Idaho Bioterrorism Awareness and Preparedness Program (IBAPP).   He has authored or coauthored more than ninety articles, four books and numerous book chapters on health care delivery, health promotion and health care financing.

Recognizing the International Community That Has Made the ProQOL and Advances in the Theory of Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue Possible

For nearly 20 years people from around the globe have donated their time and their data to the development of the theory of Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue. They have donated data, programming, thoughts, and criticisms of the ProQOL which has allowed us to develop an international data bank. The data bank for the versions from 1992 through 2003 contained over 1000 people. The current data bank contains over 2000 cases and is growing monthly.

People from around the world have contributed their thoughts, enthusiasm, data and translations. Since 1992 thousands of people have taken the ProQOL or one of its predecessors which includes the Compassion Fatigue Self-Test, the Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue Test and the ProQOL III, ProQOL IV and the ProQOL 5.

More than 20 people have contributed translations. Without their interest in the ProQOL and their energy to create translations, we would not have the richness of theory and research that we do.